Sunday, September 29, 2013

This is what started the whole Ravel "Thing"!!  I first went to Ecole Lesage in 2007 to take a 2 day intro. class.  When I was in the studio I saw this piece and fell in love with it.  When I went back in 2009 I tried to register for this class and was told it was level VII and I had to start at I.  This is the best picture I have of the piece and I most likely will never get to take the class!!

My Ravel was of course was inspired by the piece as well as a book I found on 18th century French textile designs.  
Here are some close ups of the embroideries.

The finished piece hanging in my upstairs hallway.

Now onto the next project!! 


  1. what a beautiful piece of embroidery! can't wait to see your next piece.

  2. Beauty work!

    What is "ravel"? Is it a technique? I tried googling "ravel embroidery" but the only thing relevant that comes up is this post.

  3. Caren
    Ravel in the name of the quilt not a type of embroidery.

  4. Wow, this is utterly stunning! A tour de force!!

  5. Marvelous Shirlee!!! You work magic with that hook. I'm glad to hear you're still teaching. I'm trying to get my Guild to have you come down. Can you send me some more recent class information....fingers crossed. xo Susan